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Just Put a CPU Cooler on, are these Good Temps?

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June 30, 2012 9:17:10 PM

I recently got an I5 3570K and got a Hyper 212 Plus Cooler. My Idle temps are nearly the same as before (40 - 45C) but on BF3 and GTA IV they used to be in the low 60's and now they are between 45 - 55C. Are these good Temps? I have not Overclocked any and here is a screen shot of highs and lows in Coretemp on GTA IV -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?act...
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June 30, 2012 9:22:45 PM

Yeah those are pretty good temps. The better CPU coolers like the Hyper dont make that big a difference over stock at idle. Its when you crank on them that their abilities start to come out. Fire up some Prime95 and run some of the Small test and see what temps you get up to if you really wanna find out. That stress test will put more load on your CPU than you ever will in real world use so if you can get some solid temps there, you know youre just fine with anything else youll throw at it.
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June 30, 2012 9:32:57 PM

axe1592 said:
Yeah those are pretty good temps. The better CPU coolers like the Hyper dont make that big a difference over stock at idle. Its when you crank on them that their abilities start to come out. Fire up some Prime95 and run some of the Small test and see what temps you get up to if you really wanna find out. That stress test will put more load on your CPU than you ever will in real world use so if you can get some solid temps there, you know youre just fine with anything else youll throw at it.

Okay, I downloaded Prime 95 and there are a bunch of different stress options such as small fft, in place large fft, blend and custom. Which do I choose? And how many torture test threads do I run?
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June 30, 2012 9:35:51 PM

Leave everything set to default. Small fft is the one thatll generate the most heat. Since youre not overclocking and not testing for stability, just run it for like 15 minutes to see what the temps are.
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June 30, 2012 9:50:57 PM

axe1592 said:
Leave everything set to default. Small fft is the one thatll generate the most heat. Since youre not overclocking and not testing for stability, just run it for like 15 minutes to see what the temps are.

Here are my Temps after around 5 minutes -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?act...
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June 30, 2012 9:53:12 PM

Those are excellent temps then. Those 3570K's are good to run into the low 70's with no problem. Its the 80's when you want to think about some better cooling or lower clocks.
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June 30, 2012 9:58:41 PM

axe1592 said:
Those are excellent temps then. Those 3570K's are good to run into the low 70's with no problem. Its the 80's when you want to think about some better cooling or lower clocks.

Oh wow, I didn't know that.. my temps on my old Athlon were always in the 20's so I wasn't use to that :D  Does this mean I can overclock?
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June 30, 2012 10:01:47 PM

You can overclock a good bit according to that. Those Hyper's arent the best coolers out there but theyre still very capable. But yeah, looks like youve got a decent amount of headroom there.
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June 30, 2012 10:12:54 PM

axe1592 said:
You can overclock a good bit according to that. Those Hyper's arent the best coolers out there but theyre still very capable. But yeah, looks like youve got a decent amount of headroom there.

Okay. Will I notice a gain in performance while I'm gaming? If so, how much?
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June 30, 2012 10:16:23 PM

Absolutely. It wont be like double or anything like that but 10-15% should be about right. Itll depend on how high you go of course. It usually seems to help out most in minimum frame rates which can keep things running smoother.
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June 30, 2012 10:21:23 PM

axe1592 said:
Absolutely. It wont be like double or anything like that but 10-15% should be about right. Itll depend on how high you go of course. It usually seems to help out most in minimum frame rates which can keep things running smoother.

How do I start out doing this? Also in some reviews I read on my Motherboard, some people said this Motherboard doesn't have VCore Adjustment.. I dont know if that has to do with anything, just thought I would throw that out there.
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June 30, 2012 10:53:34 PM

How do I overclock?
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